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Poster: MatCarpenter Date: Dec 11, 2006 7:49pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Is there a '24-hour rule' at Archive.org?

This from Dosdragon.com

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November 17th 2006 Comcast.net It has come to my attention that Comcast.net has been throttling users by intermittently shutting off a PC's access to the internet. This throttling is intentional, it does not slow the connection but actually HALT or shut off the connection for up to five minutes at a time. I believe they are doing this to prevent flooding, bittorent, down-loaders or VPN access. Though Comcast's terms of service prohibit the use of a VPN on a non-commercial account, their actions are hurting innocent customers. The intentional shut off a user's account can also effect Internet Telephones such as Vontage. These actions could disconnect an important call like 911. After studying the problem I found Comcast is storing MAC address's from personal PCs. This is a gross invasion of privacy and can land the cable company in court. I have provided software for users with a router that allows spoofing the MAC address and restores the connection. The software can be run manually or automatic to detect the loss of internet connection then reset your Network interface card with a new Spoofed MAC address restoring your connection within seconds. You may download the software here http://www.dosdragon.com/antithrottle.zip
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http://www.dosdragon.com/antithrottle.zip

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Poster: Baire Date: Jun 1, 2007 11:06am
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Is there a '24-hour rule' at Archive.org?

Mat, your link is broken or comcast is not allowing me to visit! I'm looking for your program PLEASE HELP! If this is true this could be the begining of a class action?

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Poster: tracey pooh Date: Feb 23, 2008 4:39pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Is there a '24-hour rule' at Archive.org?

you know, i can also say that it's clear comcast is absolutely doing something.

being IA webmaster, i can directly upload via ssh/scp or rsync to our servers files in the 100s+ MB range.

what i see is a very fast upload for about the first 10-20 seconds, and then it plummets. EVERY time. interestingly, if i want to make my upload go faster, when i watch the upload bitrate plummet, i can "pause" the upload, wait about 30+ seconds, then resume. and i see the exact same "FAST" for a bit, then plummets. so it's clearly comcast (my provider).

i suspect we are all paying for X b/sec uploads, but if we all actually used it, they'd run out of headroom. thus, they put in throttling.

--tracey


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Poster: Diana Hamilton Date: Feb 23, 2008 7:09pm
Forum: forums Subject: Re: Is there a '24-hour rule' at Archive.org?

Latest:
http://www.news.com/Comcast-vs.-BitTorrent-to-be-focus-of-FCC-hearing/2100-1028_3-6231737.html

Comcast vs. ftp has not been directly in the news so much or in governamental sights, but it makes sense that they might throttle multiple protocols if they were messing with one.

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-02-24 03:09:15